William Angliss Institute

Community Programs


Open yourself up to new opportunities with community training at the William Angliss Institute. The Institute runs a wide range of community-based programs, including many that are partnerships with social enterprises and community organisations. These programs provide unique opportunities to people who may not usually have had the opportunity to undergo further education, training and development, and gives them increased career opportunities and the skill set required to succeed in future roles. The community courses provide quality training in areas such as tourism, foods, hospitality and events, helping to hone students' knowledge and skills to prepare them for work. The Institute offers flexible programs that can be tailored to the individual needs of the students, along with off-campus community-based programs and flexible teaching styles to suit all learners, no matter whether you prefer practical hands-on education or book-based learning. The programs can be personalised to suit the requirements of each student.

The programs provide clear and strong employment pathways, and have a positive reputation within the industry, both locally and nationally. They have personalised learning plans that help to monitor students, making sure they stay on track with their education. This level of supervision extends into student support and mentoring offered by Institute staff. 

Handpicked trainers have plenty of experience when it comes to culturally appropriate, inclusive teaching practices.

Available Courses

The courses available in William Angliss Institute's Community Programs include the following:

Vocational Preparation

Kitchen Operations

Commercial Cookery


Community Learning Partners

The William Angliss Institute's Community Learning Programs have a variety of different partners, who can accommodate flexible, tailored training programs to benefit all students. Take a look at some of the partners.

Charcoal Lane

Charcoal Lane is a social enterprise training program as well as a high-quality restaurant. It provides opportunities for Aboriginal and disadvantaged youth to transition to mainstream employment. For more information, visit our Indigenous Programs page.

The Social Studio

The Social Studio is a fashion label, shop and cafe that celebrates the style and skills of diverse cultures in Australia. As a community space for the refugee community, it offers professional development and opportunities for young members who are most in need of a voice, mode of expression and agency.. This unique enterprise develops work and life skills in a highly motivating context and encourages young people to follow their aspirations.


STREAT is a not-for-profit social enterprise, operating in the food service industry, that provides a fully supported and accredited work experience and hospitality training program for disengaged young people aged between 16 and 24.

St Mary's House of Welcome

St Mary's House of Welcome is a centre for disadvantaged people experiencing homelessness, poverty and mental health issues. St Mary's offers various programs for service users from both the Day Centre and the Mental Health Service.

Hospitality Employment And Training (HEAT)

Run in conjunction with St Kilda Youth Services (SKYS), this program provides disadvantaged youth with hospitality training and employment support to enter the workforce.

For more information on community courses in Melbourne, contact the team at the William Angliss Institute. Alternatively, get in touch with the following people:

National Training
Jon Belling
National Community Initiatives Coordinator
Koori Liaison Officer
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(03) 9606 2469
Victorian Training
Joanna Osborne
Victorian Coordinator
Community Initiatives
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(03) 9606 2198 
HEAT Training
Arnold Greiner
HEAT Coordinator
Youth Programs
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03) 9606 2174



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